FIDLAR Oozes Passion on “Cheap Beer”
If you’ve found yourself feeling cynical and disgusted with music as of late, no one can blame you. No, you don’t have to feel like a music snob who is being uptight. Look at where we’re at when you turn on the TV (admittedly, the last place to look for music). With Lil Wayne lip-syncing his own raps at the VMAs to Green Day being labeled punk rock (or worse yet, culturally relevant), it’s absolutely easy to feel your mood devolve into disgust with how far things have fallen.
But as I said, if you’re seeking out your music on TV, there’s the source of the problem. Enter FIDLAR for all your music woe antidotes needs. Based out of Los Angeles, the band is making some waves by bringing it all back to what it means to have heart. Granted, it’s a big goofy heart, but pulsating with hot-blooded passion no less.
At the moment, the band is writing their official debut album for Mom+Pop Records, but they’ve recently released a slew of EPs and singles which you can find for download online.
Their sound is a blend of garage rock, country, punk, and skater hardcore, very much in the vein of the Black Lips’ earliest work. While their unofficial album FIDLAR LA perfectly fits their name (FIDLAR stands for “F—k It, Dog, Life’s A Risk”), it’s their latest single “Cheap Beer” that hears the band at their finest. Unhinged and all the better for it, “Cheap Beer” fires out like a cannonball running amok. It’s a party jam that’s their most aggressive sonic entry, but with a chorus that’s as perfectly no-frills like “ I DRINK CHEAP BEER! SO WHAT? F—K YOU,” it’s basically impossible to turn a deaf ear.
As 2012 winds down, I have no other choice but to nervously anticipate an official debut in 2013 that lives up to the greatness of these early recordings.